From sunny German hills fresh to the table: seven studios present selected “indie pearls from Rhineland-Palatinate” on Steam.
It is well known that excellent Riesling is fermented in Rhineland-Palatinate. The fact that wonderful indie games are grown on the Rhine and Moselle is less common: seven games developers have therefore joined forces to make the games location more visible nationally and internationally.
Since Tuesday, the ‘Indie Pearls from RLP’ bundle has been available on the Steam download platform with a 20 percent discount for €66.89. The set includes the following games, some of which have won awards:
- Netmin Games (Mainz): Handball Manager 2021, Handball Manager 2022, Ice Hockey Manager 2020, Handball Action Total
- Gentlymad Studios (Trier): In Between
- Grimbart Tales (Kaiserslautern): Itorah
- Rhine Games (Welgesheim): Train Chase, Plush Madness
- Sleeping Forest Interactive (Montabaur): Believe
- Andarion Games (Mainz): multiplication table hunt
Ben Palfner, GameUp! Rhineland-Palatinate: “We are pleased that our local developers have come together in the GameUp! network to make the diversity of the indie scene in Rhineland-Palatinate better known internationally.”
André Braun from Rhine Games: “We are aimed at gamers who love indie titles and are also looking for pearls apart from the big names. Of course, I will buy the bundle myself and can then delete a few entries from my Steam wish list and also look at titles that I hadn’t even considered.”
Rhineland-Palatinate is one of the few federal states that have not yet put dedicated games funding into operation. Following the state elections, a program was launched in autumn 2021 that includes project funding and scholarships. The largest games employers in the region include Ubisoft Mainz (Anno 1800) and the Worms publisher Kalypso Media (Tropico, Railway Empire).